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One Love Festival
One Love Festival

About One Love Festival

Reggae and Dub fans unite in celebration for the 7th Annual UK One Love Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th August 2014 – hosted for the first time at : Springfield Farm, Salden Lane, Milton Keynes, MK17 0PN. After spending 6yrs in South East of England One Love has naturally moved to more geographically Central location to a green field site where all UK Reggae Fans to unite. With great transport links from London, Luton, Birmingham and Leeds – tickets are selling out at unprecedented levels.

With hundreds of International artists flying in to the annual Festival, One Love has etched its way into the UK history books as the premier Reggae and all things Dub Camping Festival, and is a huge Celebration of UK Bass Culture. A cultural family camping experience with a difference – a celebration of Love with a 6yr unbroken incident free track record – Creating a unique Reggae Family vibe with regulars coming back year after year.

Now with majority of acts confirmed we are over the moon to announce Super Star Reggae Musicians:

Cocoa Tea
John Holt
Wailing Souls
Cornell Campbell with Soothsayers
Macka B
Michael Prophet
Brushy One String
Jesse Royal
Apache Indian
Addis Pablo Suns of dub
Battle of the Dubplates 2014 – Coxsone Vs Fatman International Sound Vs Sentinal Vs Natural Affair
Gorgon Sound System featuring Bunny Lee
King Kong
Pad Anthony among literally hundreds of musicians and acts over 4 stages

We will dance for Madiba – as a celebration to Nelson Mandela’s life One Love have dedicated a live music stage in honour of his life. Where up and coming new bands and musicians have a chance to perform among bigger names in a professional environment.

At One Love it’s not all about the music, with dedicated Children’s area, market stalls, crafts and walk about performances all day long with food cuisine from around the world you will be entertained throughout the weekend.

One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 1978 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name, and remains true to the ethos of peace and love, truth and rights, equality and justice.

Throughout the last 7yrs we had some amazing One Love Festival Highlights and they keep on getting better and better. The festival means such a lot to so many people in such different ways – everyone leaves the event experiencing their own exceptional One Love Festival moment and memory. We have established a wonderful growing customer base of Fun, Loving, Happy and loyal Fans from all over Europe and beyond. Each year the festival grows organically both in production and vision – but still keeping to the original vibe of a intimate fun and FAMILY friendly event

One Love Festival History
One Love Festival’s inception in 2008 marked the 1978 30th anniversary of Reggae legend Bob Marley’s concert of the same name, and remains true to the ethos of peace and love, truth and rights, equality and justice.

UK’s number one Reggae and Dub festival. The event grows year on year, and now has no fewer than six different arenas. This festival is bringing together some of the industry’s greatest veterans, alongside the rising stars of tomorrow – showcasing the very best of UK soundsystem culture.

Being the only UK reggae camping festival in UK makes it a very special occasion each year with a friendly and chilled vibe. The mixture of old school artists and the new generation of dub create amazing displays of compatibility and sound. As the day rolls on the carnival ethos gradually seeps in and the festival transforms into a true Jamaican style celebration.

For all those who love the sounds of the Caribbean, this is your chance to experience the taste too with a huge range of catering outlets providing authentic soul food to fill your belly. Also expect an array of independent stall holders selling crafts, clothing, cultural items and most importantly records, so you can take some of the music home.

Festival Line up Full Line up over 4 stages:
Cocoa Tea, Sir John Holt, The Wailing Souls, COXSONE SOUND SYSTEM vs FATMAN INTERNATIONAL SOUND vs NATURAL AFFAIR vs SENTINEL SOUND Brushy One String, Cornel Campbell with Soothsayers, Macka B and the Roots Reggae Band, Michael Prophet, Addis Pablo, Gary Clail Sound System, Gorgon Sound System featuring Bunny Lee and special guest singer tba, King Kong, Nerieus Joseph with Sereus Band, Jesse Royal, Apache Indian, Saxon Sound Marquee – full Sound System Full Crew all weekend – with special guests, Pad Anthony, Dom Dem + Ras Demo, Dubwiser, Lion Dub, Dub Colossus, Kaiju ft Flowdan, Channel One Sound System Meets Saxon Sound Marquee, Aba shanti I Meets Saxon Sound, The Disciples ft Junior Bee, Bobby Melody’s Legacy Roots Vibration, High Elements, Twilight Circus, Goldmaster All Stars, Future Dub Orchestra, Dub The Earth, Dubvocaliza, Babilondon, Supa & Da Kryptonites, Backbeat Sound System, Royal Sounds, Mystic Crew, Chrisdubflow ft Bigga Baloo, Half Crown,The Kubricks, Ten Bob Note, Fly Katanah, Echo Marley and The Musical Warriors, The Paradimes, Ezra Collective, Lord Tooth, The Piratones, King Solomon Band, Lion Star, Pillars of Dub, King Dubs Ft Dubtician and Diane Levi, I-mitri CounterAction, Jah Garvey, Smiling Ivy, Positive Vibes Crew, SHEM, Troydon bent, Lion’s Den, Randy Valentine, Argonaut Sounds, Venum Sound, Earl Gateshead, Trinty Lo Fi, Invisible System, Troy Ellis and Hail Jamaica Reggae band, The Majestic, The Stiff Joints, Mykal Moziah, Fast Decline, Rhythm ‘n’ Roots reggae Band, Feelgood Culture, The Remedy, Copasetics, Jamie Irie, New Morrow, UJahm Reggae, Tempting Rosie, Original High Five, Roots Ambassadors, Instrument of Jah Sound System, Platinum Sound System, The Reggae Choir, Xcs Reggae Soca Band, The Indecision, Smith and Mighty, Nick Manassah, Lord Gellys Sound System, Direct Impact, Inta Africa, Maya Dub Flute, Black Roots Sound system Crew, Jah Screechy, Bunnington Judah, King of Eye, Roots youth Records, Frisk & Solstice, X-Nation, Voytek, Dialect & Kosine, 2Nice, Jungle Citizenz + Cheshire Cat, DJ Hybrid, Vibration Lab, Mystery & Timeless + MC Ace, Trouble & Maniac, The Baptists ft Ras Jnr Baptist, DJ As-If, DJ Syte, Gala Orsdorn, Misfit, Arcane, Daffy, Jungle Rollerz ft Range MC, Jah9 & Klynch, Kernel MC, Lotskee & Threts ft Rumble MC, Kingspinner, Niceness Sound ft DJ Asbest & Deano Pressure, Arkital Sound, 3 Lions Sound, Duke Horse & Defcon One, Choppa Culture & Ras D, Hot Tip Hi-Fi, Dagger Sound, RK Bass ft Jungalice, King B Soundsystem crew, Roof Top Sounds

About the original One Love Concert (1978):
The One Love Peace Concert was a large concert held on April 22nd, 1978, at the National Stadium in
Kingston, Jamaica. This concert was held during a political civil war in Jamaica between opposing parties; Jamaican Labour Party and the People’s National Party. The concert came to its peak during Bob Marley & The Wailers’ performance of “Jammin”, when Marley joined the hands of political rivals, Michael Manley (PNP) and Edward Seaga (JLP).

Bob Marley said the following as he called the two politicians onstage and held their hands above his head: “His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie, I run lightning, leading the people of the slaves to shake hands. . . To show the people that you love them right, to show the people that you gonna unite, show the people that you’re over bright, show the people that everything is all right. Watch, watch, watch, what you’re doing, because. . I’m not so good at talking but I hope you understand what I’m trying to say. I’m trying to say, could we have, could we have, up here onstage here the presence of Mr. Michael Manley and Mr. Edward Seaga. I just want to shake hands and show the people that we’re gonna unite . . . we’re gonna unite . . . we’ve got to unite . . . The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead. The moon is high over my head, and I give my love instead.”

Where is it held?: Springfield Farm, Salden Lane, Milton Keynes, MK17 0PN UK

When is the next One Love Festival? 15th – 17th August 2014

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